Millions of dollars are spent each year on disaster response and recovery. By undertaking hazard mitigation activities, which will reduce the impact of future disasters, local governments can reduce these costs and minimize the impacts of potentially disastrous events. Hazard mitigation can also be considered disaster prevention and encourages the development of disaster resistant communities. Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency is the lead agency for the hazard mitigation program for Forsyth County and the City of Cumming. The purpose of the plan was to identify Forsyth County’s major hazards, assess the risk and vulnerability of the county to those hazards, and recommend actions to reduce vulnerability using the technical and programmatic resources of Forsyth County and the City of Cumming agencies. Ultimately, the plan strives to help protect the health, safety, property, environment, and economy of Forsyth County and the City of Cumming from the effects of natural hazards.
Currently the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with our planning partners are updating the most recent Hazard Mitigation Plan. A DRAFT copy can for found by clicking the link below.
DRAFT Hazard Mitigation Plan